Angels Gate Cultural Center 
November 2021
Angels Gate Cultural Center provides space for artists to work and engages community through arts education, exhibitions of contemporary art, and cultural events. 
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Studio Artists

Congratulations to Studio Artists Phoebe Barnum and Lowell Nickel for the opening of Copacetic, a mixed media artistic investigation into the fashioning of our own human footprint as artifact at the Michael Stearns Gallery at the Loft through December 18th.

The gallery is open each month during San Pedro First Thursday Art Walk or by appointment, 562-400-0544. 
Upstairs at the Loft is more of Phoebe and Lowell’s work in Marked Terrain, which muses on a theme that is now often referred to as the Anthroposcene Epoch.

The Anthropocene Epoch is an unofficial unit of geologic time, used to describe the most recent period in Earth’s history when human activity started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems
See More of These Artists’ Work

Studio Artist Phoebe Barnum will also be part of a group show curated by Jason Jenn & Vojislav Radovanovic at the Loft at Liz’s Gallery. A Practical Guide to Parlor Games & Magic opens November 20th 2021 and runs through January 2022

A Practical Guide to Parlor Games & Magic is described as a whimsical exhibition that imaginatively and unexpectedly explores themes that are divine and delightful, peculiar and puzzling, mysterious and macabre. 
See More of Phoebe’s Work
Upcoming Studio Art Sale
We are saddened by the passing Angels Gate Cultural Center’s long time studio artist Stuart Hamilton, his wit and sense of humor is deeply missed at the Center.

His family will be hosting a studio sale of artwork and supplies on 11/26 and 11/27, 11-4pm, at his Angels Gate studio at the back of Building B, the building adjacent to our galleries.
Visit Angel Gate Cultural Center’s Studio Artist Emporium where you may purchase offerings from our Studio Arts including jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, prints and more by fourteen artists. 

Save the Date for Artists Sunday, November 28th! Shop new artwork, give the gift of art and spotlight artists during the holiday shopping season!
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Gallery Conversations: Betwixt and/or Between

Thursday, November 18th
6:30 – 8pm, PST Online
Register at eventbrite.com

Join us for a virtual discussion featuring curator John David O’Brien and the exhibiting artists in the latest edition of Gallery Conversations: Betwixt and/or Between.

Betwixt and/or Between is organized by John David O’Brien, and includes works by Nena Amsler, Fatemeh Burnes, Mark Steven Greenfield, Renée Lotenero, John David O’Brien, Pam Posey, Shirley Tse, Alexis Zoto, and Ismael de Anda III in collaboration with Eugene Ahn.

The artists in this exhibition regularly transit between different worlds, be they inherited, imposed, physical, or philosophical. Betwixt and/or Between seeks to illuminate how these different vital points are connected within the artists, their practice, and ultimately the viewer. 

The exhibition is currently on view through December 11th at Angels Gate Cultural Center. More information about the exhibition and AGCC can be found at angelsgateart.org.

Betwixt and/or Between is made possible with generous support from the Pasadena Art Alliance and Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.

Sign-up for the talk at eventbrite.com

Hair-Pulling Between Good and Evil

Curated by Christopher Velasco and Dakota Noot, this exhibition bridges familial tradition and heritage between the living and the dead, exploring the Filipino diaspora.

Works by: Nica Aquino, Jullianne De La Cruz, John DeCastro, Cirilo Domine, Mark Golamco, Philip Košćak, Christine Morla, Michael Rippens, Gloria Gem Sánchez, and Diane Williams.
Learn more
Image: As I Lull Myself to Breathe, Gloria Gem Sanchez, 2021

Dancing Shoes: Movement & Memory

Sunday, December 5th 
2:00-3:30pm at AGCC

As an extension of his work in the exhibition Hair-pulling Between Good and Evil, artist Michael Rippens will lead an in-person participatory dance workshop in collaboration with Lisa de Guzman, from Malaya Filipino American Dance Arts. Attendees will learn about and experience the Tinikling, a traditional Filipino folk dance that inspired Rippens’ work in the show. Proof of vaccination or negative covid-19 test will be required for this event.

Space is limited for this free, workshop event! To reserve a spot, email Michael at michael@rippens.com

Studio Artist Beth Elliott is showing a curated selection of her cyanotypes from her Breathe series from 2020-2021 in the Community Gallery.

Image: Breath of Twilight, Beth Elliott


Sat, November 20, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST

Angels Gate will be holding our November Family Art Workshop ONLY on Zoom! Event begins promptly at 1pm – please be sure to be on Zoom by that time.

This month, join Artist-Teacher Linda Ravenswood in a weaving/“stick art” workshop! In this workshop we will incorporate branches, twigs, and textiles to create supple sculptures by-hand from home! Your STICK could be a glorious walking stick, a wall hanging, a sculpture, or even a doll – you imagine it! See the images below for inspiration.

Materials Needed:

You’ll need sticks! Any drift wood, branches found in the garden, or single long sticks or short sticks – or sticks that have arms and forks!

AND you’ll need textiles — either recyclable cloth, yarn, string, rope, thread, linen, or even T-shirt scraps, or paper.

Decorations — leaves/grass/other objects to incorporate into your design.

And you’ll need glue!

Sign up today! 

Register on eventbrite, and you will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 
Questions? Email colleen@angelsgateart.org

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Arts Education Workshops!

*ArtLab– Science and Art Workshop
Saturday, December 4th 1:00 to 3:00pm 

*Children’s Art Workshop in the Garden 
Saturday, December 11th, 10:30- 11:30am 
UnƧightly [Sound Poetry]
Premieres Noon Pacific time November 18th
A juried selection of sound poems, from classic recitation to speecherly encryption, by soundpedro artists. sound poetry radio & video, a special program of sound poetry presentations curated by and featuring Tim Gaze.

Premieres 11:45 PM Pacific time November 26th
Having spent National Listening Day (Nov. 26th), all-ears to the “soundtrack of life,” if there’s still room, tune in November 27th as we cross a bridge towards another round of sound set for June 4th 2022.

More Information.


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Our generous supporters help to make Angels Gate Cultural Center a vibrant arts hub within the Los Angeles Harbor Region. Our work would not be possible without this community of contributors. Angels Gate Cultural Center’s gallery exhibitions and cultural events serve students each academic year. However you choose to give, know that your contribution is critical to the ongoing success and excellence of our programs, both onsite at AGCC and in the community.

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3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
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3601 S. Gaffey St. Box 1
San Pedro, CA 90731

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